Hard water deposits. They sit there, stuck to the chrome of your tap and taunt you. No matter how much you clean, that build up makes the tap look dirty and gross. But after a search, I found something that worked to clean our taps, getting rid of the hard water deposits and leaving my sink looking all sparkly.
We recently moved into a house that was built in the early nineties. The taps were obviously original to the home and are pretty basic. I’ve been cleaning the sink but no matter what I tried, it always seemed to look as though no one had cleaned the taps.
Having enough other expenses to deal with after moving, I wasn’t prepared to spend additional money on replacing the taps in all three bathrooms. We already had to replace the laundry room and kitchen taps and we were feeling tapped out. (I’ll leave that pun in here).
That meant I needed to do a search for ways to get the hard water deposits off and I found something that worked. It was very easy to do and only required vinegar and a cloth. You can use a scrubbing pad to help with some of the stubborn spots. Here is how it works!
Before I worked on the hard water deposits, I gave my sink and tap a good wipe down. I didn’t want to have anything like toothpaste or dust getting in the way.
Getting Rid of Hard Water Deposits
1. Take the cloth and get it damp with vinegar.
2. Wiggle the cloth into all the hard to reach places. Leave the cloth there. You want to trap the vinegar against your tap where it can reach the hard water deposits.
3. Drape the remaining cloth over the rest of your tap. Get it as snug as you can and pour more vinegar over the entire cloth. Get it nice and saturated.
4. Let it soak for 30 minutes – 1hour.
Hard Water Deposits Are Gone
Now comes the fun part. Wiping it all away.
5. Pull back the cloth and wipe away the grime. Use a scrub pad to work on what doesn’t want to come off.
6. Use water to wipe away the vinegar.
That’s it! You may need to soak it again if there are some stubborn spots but you will see a huge improvement.
Want to see it in action? Here is a video from when I removed the hard water deposits from our bathroom sink.